Zak Dingle

Top 5 Soap relationships that lasted the distance, and why!

The Great British soap opera has become segmented in our lives, with the likes of Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks providing us with over 22,850 episodes between them totalling over 11,500 hours since they all began entertaining us, making them almost an extension of our own lives. With these facts and figures which make the likes of the Mitchells, the Barlow’s, the McQueen’s and the Dingles such a strong influence on society, it is no wonder the divorce rate in Bri

Emmerdale star Steve Halliwell reckons viewers miss Dingle humour

Steve Halliwell, who of course plays Emmerdale’s Dingle family patriarch Zak, has told the PA that he thinks his character’s current mental breakdown storyline is depriving viewers of the humour that’s, to date, been an integral part of Zak’s life. He said, “People feel sad for him and they feel sorry for him and I think some of them wish he was still the funny man that he used to be sometimes in the past. “But that’s not to be.” To TV Times, he added, “The [viewers] used t

Emmerdale: When Cain Dingle finds dad Zak on cliff edge, will he save him or push him?!

As fans of Emmerdale will know, Zak Dingle’s mental health has been deteriorating ever since he carried out the Judgement Day attack on his son Cain… And in upcoming episodes, everyone around Zak gets their first real insight into just how bad a state he’s in when he attempts to ‘rescue’ daughter Belle (Eden Taylor-Draper) from her school. However, things get far worse for poor Zak when he wanders off on the bleak moors alone, and begins hallucinating that he can see and speak to his d

Emmerdale: First look at newbie Jamie Shelton, and Steve Halliwell’s scary stunt!

As we reported a few weeks ago, newcomer Jamie Shelton has joined the cast of Emmerdale as Megan Macey’s son… He’s playing the role of Robbie, who Megan’s brother Declan Macey (Jason Merrells) tracks down with the help of a private investigator. We have of course heard in recent episodes that Megan had a son who she gave up for adoption when he was a baby. However, it seems Robbie has grown up with some issues, and when he turns up at Home Farm, Megan (Gaynor Faye) is shocked to the core

Emmerdale Spoilers: Disturbed Zak Dingle will tell Lisa that his cancer’s back, and he’s dying!

As Emmerdale viewers will know, Zak Dingle has been told that he suffered a panic attack after a recent health scare, but, unwilling to accept he could have any kind of mental health disorder, Zak hasn’t told anybody the truth… Instead, and because his introvert behaviour and inability to live his life normally has of course been noticed by his family and friends, in a bid to keep them from quizzing him about what’s wrong with him, Zak’s been keen to divert their attention into suspectin

Emmerdale Spoilers: Zak Dingle lashes out at his GP!

Zak Dingle has been a changed man since he attacked – and nearly killed – his son Cain (Jeff Hordley) and in upcoming episodes, his spiral into depression and worry sees him becoming increasingly unstable. Things came to a scary head for Zak (Steve Halliwell) recently when he collapsed in the pub with a suspected heart attack, however, it transpired that he’d actually experienced a panic attack, which can of course mimic the symptoms of a myocardial infarction. However, he point blank refu

Emmerdale star Steve Halliwell says Zak Dingle fears he has a mental illness

As fans of Emmerdale will know, Zak Dingle has radically changed since it was revealed that he was the Judgement Day attacker who nearly murdered Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley)… He’s been drinking way too much, been isolating himself and refusing to work, and recently, he even got lost in the woods at Home Farm, putting his grandson Samson in danger. And today, Soaplife reveal that actor Steve Halliwell, who of course plays Zak, has said that the thing his character fears most is being diagnosed